The Nova Craft Prospector 15 SP3 is the smallest model in the Prospector Range. A hugely popular traditional shape is perfect for solo paddling or looking for a responsive lightweight tandem boat. For those who are looking to paddle tandem more frequently the Nova Craft Prospector 16 SP3 is a similar shape with a greater carrying capacity.
From East Canada, the proverbial home of canoeing, Nova Craft have been making canoes since the 1970s, and are world renowned for their quality designs and workmanship. With two wood-webbed seats as standard, and an extremely comfortable deep yoke for carrying and portages the Prospector 15 is a well outfitted boat. (Also available with two plastic seats, popular with outdoor centres, please contact us for more information).
The Prospector shape is a deeply traditional canoe shape with a moderate rocker and forgiving lines, while providing great stability for both new and experienced paddlers. The Prospector 15 is a truly competent all-round general purpose canoe. While well suited for day trips on local canals and lakes the Prospector is most at home cruising on slow moving rivers and tackling small rapids. The high sided design helps to deflect water away from the canoe and gives a drier ride even in bigger waves and rapids. With a symmetrical design this boat is easy to paddle both solo and tandem.
Constructed of Nova Crafts SP3 Plastic, this roto-moulded polyethylene canoe is super hard wearing and popular for general purpose paddling. With two solid layers of plastic covering a foam core middle, almost honeycomb like, the central layer gives buoyancy and rigidity making it an extremely hard canoe to sink.
For those looking for a light-weight 15ft canoe Nova Craft also make a composite version of the Prospector 15, please see our Nova Craft Prospector 15 TuffStuff for more information.
- Constructed from extremely durable SP3 triple layer polyethylene.
- 2 x Wooden Webbed Seats or robust plastic seats.
- Wooden centre yoke.
- Wooden bow & stern carry handles.
- Symmetrical, shallow arched hull.
- Moderate rocker for manoeuvrability
- Length: 14'10" / 452cm
- Width: 36" / 91.4cm
- Weight: 85lb / 38.6kg
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 850 lbs / 386kg
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